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In the News: Xenex Germ-Zapping Robots at Morningside Ministries

Morningside Ministries' use of the Xenex germ-zapping robots was highlighted in a recent story by Texas Public Radio. In 2014, Morningside Ministries at the Manor became the first skilled nursing facility in Texas and only the second in the nation to add the germ-zapping robot to its infection control practices. The effects against rebound infections were so significant that it was soon decided … [Read more...]

Senior Sweethearts Celebrate Anniversaries at Morningside Ministries at The Manor

Six special couples whose marriages collectively add up to 359 years of love celebrated their long, happy marriages during a special anniversary party at Morningside Ministries at The Manor on June 30. The lovely couples enjoyed their afternoon as volunteers and staff treated them to light refreshments including sandwiches, sparkling juice and a delicious anniversary cake. The party was initially … [Read more...]

Music & Memory Program at Cibolo House featured on TWC News

In 2015, Cibolo House Memory Care at Morningside Ministries at Menger Springs was one of the first senior living communities in the San Antonio area to become a certified MUSIC & MEMORY℠ program facility. The non-profit program gives adults living in senior living communities the opportunity to listen to their favorite music through personalized iPods and playlists. TWC News visited Cibolo … [Read more...]

Morningside Ministries Music & Memory Program Featured on Kens 5

Morningside Ministries is one of the first senior living communities in the San Antonio area to acquire and implement the Music & Memory program at our memory care facility, Morningside Ministries at Menger Springs- Cibolo House. The results seen since implementing the program have been phenomenal. Watch the interview about our experience with the program, below: Find more information … [Read more...]

Morningside Ministries Featured on Focus on South Texas

Morningside Ministries was featured on the Fox 29 show, Focus on South Texas, last week with Erin Nichols. Watch the latest footage about the many resident programs we have going on at all four of our senior living communities, including the new Music & Memory program we have implemented at our Boerne senior living campus, Morningside Ministries at Menger Springs. Watch the interview, here: … [Read more...]

San Antonio Woman Passing Down Books Given to her 65 years ago

Two books in the hands of a San Antonio resident tell stories, but they are also stories within themselves. One of the books is a White House recipe book published in 1938, the other are works by Nathaniel Hawthorn. Jackie Horton was asked to hang on to the books in 1950. She still has them 65 years later. "They have moved all over the world, always with me," Horton said. Horton was given … [Read more...]

UTSA students bring music therapy to Alzheimer’s patients

After watching the documentary “Alive Inside,” Victoria Reyna, then president of the Sigma Alpha Iota music fraternity at UTSA, said her members were inspired. “Of course, we were all in tears and just decided we have to do something about this and bring it to our community,” Reyna said. She said they spent weeks raising the needed funds to buy iPods, like those in the film, so that … [Read more...]

Music proven to help elders with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

"Alzheimer’s disease is typically automatically associated with our elders. This makes sense seeing as how only 4% of those diagnosed with the disease are under the age of 65. It’s the twenty somethings of the world though, who are up and coming caregivers of victims of Alzheimer’s and dementia. We all know there is no cure, but there may be something that can make the lives of everyone involved a … [Read more...]